Illinois Attorney: Continuing Legal Education
Federal Fair Housing Act - A Practical Overview
(Online On-Demand Presentation)
Congress enacted the Fair Housing Act in 1968. The law was amended in 1988 to include protection for persons with disabilities and families with children and to expand enforcement mechanisms. Nonetheless, despite the presence of a strong federal law and many state laws of substantial equivalency, housing discrimination continues to be one of the major social problems in the United States.
In this presentation, Allison K. Bethel, Director of the Fair Housing Legal Clinic at The John Marshall Law School, will provide a practical overview of the Fair Housing Act as well as some Illinois state-specific protections.TOPICS INCLUDE:
- The histry of the Fair Housing Act
- Unlawful practices under the Act
- Protected classes
- Covered properties
- Exemptions under and enforcement of the Act
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